28 Sep '11
Scientists in Sverdlovsk region have developed innovative equipment for rehabilitation of children with disabilities, Sverdlovsk region Department of Small and Medium Entrepreneurship reports.
The creator of the technical facilities for children rehabilitation and restoration medicine is the science and production firm “Children Rehabilitation Medicine”, the source in the Department told Marchmont.
In active cooperation with doctors, Sverdlovsk innovators have developed a whole complex of such facilities. For example, supporter “Zebra” is to be used in exercise therapy in the game form; this crawling supporter helps to develop crawling skills in kids with infantile cerebral paralysis. The new standing frame helps little patients to adapt to vertical position. The orthopedic transformer-armchair provides a kid with over 20 positions. The Urals know-how is unique with ecologically clean materials and the cost, which is two-to-three times less, than that of foreign equipment.
The innovation was supported by the regional authorities. After the products were presented to the innovation products expert commission, the scientists were given a grant by the Sverdlovsk Region Small and Medium Entrepreneurship Infrastructure Hub.
The Department of Small and Medium Entrepreneurship is a structural division of the Sverdlovsk region Ministry of Economics. The Department is responsible for forming and realization of state politics, aimed at development of small and medium entrepreneurship for stable development of the entrepreneurial sector of Sverdlovsk region economics, as well as increasing the employment level and growing welfare of the Sverdlovsk region population.
Among the Department objectives are coordination and formation of small and medium entrepreneurship infrastructure on the regional and municipal levels through creation and maintaining municipal small and medium entrepreneurship funds, information and consulting centers; assistance to science research and development works on the issues of small and medium entrepreneurship support and development, facilitating commercialization of research results.